- 06-14-2009, 05:10 PM #2
If you cancel you will not be able to re-up for three months. that is part of the loophole that is never mentioned.
I am real tired of people being upset at the price of the phone and the way AT&T is handling it. it is what it is...You DO have the power of choice.
- 06-14-2009, 05:18 PM #3
i do agree on the intense price without an upgrade. i bought my iphone for about $400 because i wasnt eligible for an upgrade in november. and i still am not eligible! so i wont be getting it. i think its crazy rediculous. but thats just me, and im not trying to argue.
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- 06-14-2009, 05:37 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
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To be honest the $600 price tag does not surprise me at all. Apple views themselves as a provider of "premium" products, and as such they price accordingly. Heck, price has been one of the biggest complaints regarding Apple's products for years.
Apple applies a premium price tag because they know at the end of the day that consumers will pay for their product. When enough consumers elect to find a lower cost provider/seller, Apple will be forced to adjust their prices. I think you see some of this happening with their computers as prices have recently been lowered on number of their various Macs.
- 06-14-2009, 05:48 PM #8
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- 06-14-2009, 07:05 PM #12
All smart phones contract-free are expensive. The Nokia N97 is $699. I guess I'm just used to this,because before the iPhone 3G,all I'd ever used were unlocked smart phones. The average price per phone was $450-$500. With all you get with an iPhone the $399 contract extension is a pretty good deal IMO.
Like Duvi said I thought all iPhone 3G owners were offered the $399/$499 price with a contract extension.
- 06-14-2009, 07:48 PM #13
32GB iPhone cost $699, at&t is given you a $200 discount off of that for an early upgrade which is a decent discount I think with no benefit to at&t except keeping you happy.
I understand why people get mad at first, but the only reason you are getting the $700 phone for $300 or $500 is because you are signing a two year contract. If you are already in a contract then why do you think you deserve the same discount? What's in it for them?
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- 06-15-2009, 11:21 AM #18
Unfortunately our culture has changed to feel like they are entitled to something all the time, and lack the responsibility that often comes along with "getting something for free".
People signed a 2 year contract, for which AT&T paid part of the price of phone with the agreement you would fulfill the 2 year contract. Now, people want AT&T to pay for another phone for them when they haven't even finished up their previous arrangement. I understand being being alarmed at the price, but when all is said and done, AT&T fulfilled their end of the bargain ( cheaper phone ), now you need to fulfill yours ( 2 year contract..though they give you the upgrade price @ 18 months IIRC) before you're eligible for a cheaper phone again.
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